Websleuths
Go Back   Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community > Featured Case Discussion > Caylee Anthony 2 years old

Notices

Caylee Anthony 2 years old Not reported missing for a month after she was last seen.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-21-2008, 12:49 PM
PaperDoll's Avatar
PaperDoll PaperDoll is offline
When I'm Silent, I make the most sense
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The Other End
Posts: 25,214
Why This case Is So Popular ??

Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
__________________


My posts are my opinions only, and are subject to making me look totally confused

Last edited by JBean; 09-10-2008 at 01:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-21-2008, 12:52 PM
poco's Avatar
poco poco is offline
A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Flora-frickin-duh
Posts: 38,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
Funny you started this thread PD - I was just thinking the exact same thing a few minutes ago. Oh, and BTW, I have no idea.
__________________

So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-21-2008, 12:55 PM
PaperDoll's Avatar
PaperDoll PaperDoll is offline
When I'm Silent, I make the most sense
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The Other End
Posts: 25,214
I hope this thread doesn't offend anyone for that is not my intent. I'm just curious as to why some things get soooooo much attention when others don't. I'm not taking anything away from Caylee what so ever for she deserves our prayers and support, too..
__________________


My posts are my opinions only, and are subject to making me look totally confused
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-21-2008, 12:59 PM
AKMom AKMom is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
Maybe that is a message that Caylee wants us to receive-to put more energy and love into situations that desperately need to be healed; especially involving innocent children. Maybe that is why the case has drawn out the way it has, to try to wake people up and make people of FEEL again-
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:00 PM
gypsiechavi's Avatar
gypsiechavi gypsiechavi is offline
A flurry of phone calls.....because Casey needed pizza money
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 135
I have been drawn to this case because as far as I know this is the only case in which a little 2 year old girl has been missing for 30+ days and the mother never reported it. This was the very first thing to intrigue me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:02 PM
Alyzabeth's Avatar
Alyzabeth Alyzabeth is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 225
I think my main draw to this case is the way Casey is being strung up when there is so little to go on that points in her direction.
Seriously, so she steals...anyone checking these forums from work PC's when they are supposed to be doing what they get paid for is "stealing" in a sense. So, that doesn't make her guilty of murder in my book, at least not without incriminating a whole bunch of forum readers/posters as well.
She lies...who doesn't? Maybe tiny lies, maybe big lies, we all do it. I lied this morning when I told my friend I had to get off the phone so I could go out and get my mail. I really just wanted off the phone...period.
To watch this young woman being raked over the coals without sufficient cause is making me feel a great deal of sympathy towards her. And honestly, I am so thankful that there are people like Jose Baez, Leonard and Tony Padilla and all the others that are willing to help Casey.
We don't know why she has kept her silence. Plain and simple. I prefer to give her the benefit of the doubt until I see reason not to.
__________________
~If ever, you are having too much fun~Someone, somewhere, will put a stop to it
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:04 PM
January.'s Avatar
January. January. is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,505
I think because it's such a strange case with all the twists it has taken. The family, the lies, everything about it is just plain strange.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:05 PM
Mountainmama87 Mountainmama87 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 159
I think it's a combination of a few things. One being that there is so much to speculate on in this case...the bizarre behavior, lies, etc. Whereas in many cases there is not a whole lot to follow. Another reason I believe is that to look at Casey she looks like any other typical young mother and like many typical young mothers has not grown up and makes mistakes. I mean I have known a lot of bad moms through the years that look the part of loving and caring on the surface, but their actions with their kids suck. But to see someone as a bad mother and to see someone as a murderer are two completely different things. I think it's shocking because we ALL know bad moms...and that shock of OMG, this could be that person is just too much. Just my opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:10 PM
websurfer's Avatar
websurfer websurfer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Summers are short here...
Posts: 2,295
This case is interesting because:
The mother did not report the girl missing [ which is normal to do?]
The mother has a history of stealing & using other people's money & accounts.
The mother has been said to be a known lier.
Many adverse reasons for my interest.
As we all know though, there are two sides to every story.
We do not know why we chose the side we chose,for me I did not think about it much.
I just read what was going on,listened and watched the news and Nancy Grace plus Greta also Geraldo.
Call me negative.....
until I really see something positive.
So far only negatives have been what I have seen.
Cindy well, funny how we all know this family by their first names???
__________________




#789UMCO unidentified found The victim was discovered on September 8, 2004 in the Flat Tops, White River National Forest, Garfield County, Colorado
Estimated Date of Death: No longer than 5 years prior to discovery he left a note to "LIB"
PLEASE HELP me find out who this unidentified person is so he can be buried rightfully near his family...


I DO NOT TOLERATE HARASSMENT...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:17 PM
lynie lynie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
PD - good morning to you

I have wondered that too....I think as gypsie said, 30 days missing and no one reported? The trail of lies....and lies that are larger than I gotta hang up the phone....

There has to be a "gotcha" for there to be a media frenzy. This "gotcha" has to be the darling girl of course but also the crazy situation that Casey has created. If you love doing puzzles, this one is for you! The "gotcha" for
Laci Peterson was expectant mom missing at Christmas.

In both of these cases the bazaar behavior of the people that should have been loving and protecting the victims the most feeds the frenzy IMO

Lynie
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:30 PM
texasgirl's Avatar
texasgirl texasgirl is offline
Justice for Janet Christiansen Abaroa!
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 537
Hi PD!

IMO, I think that this case has touched so many because it doesn't seem that anyone in Caylee's life has put her first! So many people seem more worried about Casey and IMO, this takes the focus off of Caylee. Now she has over 600 people on her thread, focusing on finding her and praying for her! She is FIRST with all of us...

On a personal note, I'm the mother of a Caylee (Kaileigh) and I guess in a way, I feel like I'm a voice for her!

Just my opinions of course....and I do feel that other cases deserve this attention as well so I'm not taking that away from them by any means. But I think when you look at all of the aspects of this case, you can really see why this has touched so many of us and made us focus on Caylee.

I think she just really needs us....
__________________

WHERE IS CAYLEE???
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:31 PM
CASuzk's Avatar
CASuzk CASuzk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 772
I can't answer for others but I know why it has my attention and I do follow other news stories. I'm a parent, I've spent the last 26 years watching out for my kids. As much as I like to think that I can protect them from all the evil and rotten things that can happen, I know bad things happen to even the most watchful parent.

Caylee's age; three year olds are about my most favorite little people in the whole world. It is magic age of learning and growth. It is hard for me to imagine that someone would not want to spend all day with a child that age.
(I know they keep calling Caylee a toddler, she passed toddler age 18 month ago, she is technically a preschooler.)

I was a board member of a Child Abuse Emergency Shelter. I went to family court and visited the units where child victims were treated. It opened my eyes to ways children are exploited, injured, and neglected. For this reason, I do follow many child cases.

The last reason is more, I don't know, hard to define. We've all known a Casey in our lives; the pretty, snotty, party girl who loves being the center of attention. She could get straight Ds and still make the A students feel stupid.
She's probably peaked in the first three years of high school and then couldn't make the transition to planning for her future. Casey didn't get there by accident either, her parents helped and I guess by judging their parenting, it makes the rest of us feel better about our own parenting.
So there go, this case has it all; two layers of questionable parenting, a missing vulnerable child and the *itchy girl who might finally be getting brought down. Toss in the vortex of news reporters, web-boards, dandies and carpetbaggers, it's a Lifetime Movie.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:32 PM
BeavisMom62's Avatar
BeavisMom62 BeavisMom62 is offline
No, Butthead is NOT here!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,531
It caught my attention, first because I don't live far from Orlando, so it was on the local news, second because of the length of time before she was reported missing. Then, when the case just snowballed in the news and on WS, it kept my attention from there.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:39 PM
Salem's Avatar
Salem Salem is offline
WS Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 27,282
This case is so popular because it reads like a good mystery novel, it was easy to find an "internet" presence, the media continues to hype it and the family has been inconsistent from day one.

What's not to keep the brain engaged.

I really think the media and the internet presence play a major role here. This is a case we can actually find stuff on even if we are clear across the country. In many cases, the media dies down quickly and it is difficult to track what is happening unless you live in the area or you work directly with LE or the family. Not the case here.

Salem
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-21-2008, 01:59 PM
NewMommy09's Avatar
NewMommy09 NewMommy09 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Near Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,720
I think that the answer to your question has many different aspects.

1) Caylee is a gorgeous little girl, she looks so sweet and innocent in all of her pictures.
2) This case keeps spitting out twists and turns, it is keeping people interested. They check each day to see what new info has come out.
3) Casey has lied, and been uncooperative from the beginning. I think that there are many people out there (myself included) who can't get past that, can't understand why. And human nature is to "try to figure it out".
4) The media is keeping the story in the news which keeps interest in the case. The media is able to keep the story in the news because there is always new info being reported.


Those are some of the main reasons that people are drawn to this case, IMO. I know that it makes some people sad/upset that other cases don't get the same interest or attention. And I agree, but I also know from watching the Laci Peterson case in it's entirety, that many people will continue to follow missing persons cases if/when Caylee's disappearance is solved. I'm grateful for that. Anything that will get people to pay more attention, is a good thing.

And finally, I wanted to say that personally, I felt that the MANY people praying for Laci Peterson and unborn Conner, played a role in the fate of the case. I feel those prayers were heard, and I am hoping the same will happen for Caylee.

This post is all IMO.
__________________
Bring the Missing Home!!!
Find Kara Kopetsky!!!

God watch over baby Gabriel Johnson
Tips: gabrieljohnson.tips@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-21-2008, 02:00 PM
diablo diablo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 239
My interest in one word: Deception.

I hate it and want it to be unraveled every time. Hoping it happens in this case.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-21-2008, 02:01 PM
kbay5 kbay5 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 100
Dora the Explorer

The only thing that comes to my mind is the episode of Dora I watched with my children this morning.

Throughout the whole show Dora asks the kids "do you see swiper" and they reply "he's right there, he's right there" (no doubt in their heads they are adding the word dummy at the end of that phrase). Then they need to chant with her "Swiper no Swipping" three times and he goes away. In the end of the show they call for him to share their cookies.

So what is the point of even having a Swiper in this learning show? Has he really ever swiped anything and why don't they just put him in jail instead of telling him to quit swiping?

Even in a children's show they are conditioning us to be the watchers of criminal activities and help to call the guilty out.

We as adults are doing the same thing in this case, saying "the evidence is right there dummies, the murderer is right there dummies, can't you see".

Therefore I think the proper phrase in this case should be "Casey stop lying".
Maybe if we all chant this together three times she will stop and then we can give her a cookie!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-21-2008, 02:23 PM
keeponsearching's Avatar
keeponsearching keeponsearching is offline
The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 2,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbay5 View Post
The only thing that comes to my mind is the episode of Dora I watched with my children this morning.

Throughout the whole show Dora asks the kids "do you see swiper" and they reply "he's right there, he's right there" (no doubt in their heads they are adding the word dummy at the end of that phrase). Then they need to chant with her "Swiper no Swipping" three times and he goes away. In the end of the show they call for him to share their cookies.

So what is the point of even having a Swiper in this learning show? Has he really ever swiped anything and why don't they just put him in jail instead of telling him to quit swiping?

Even in a children's show they are conditioning us to be the watchers of criminal activities and help to call the guilty out.

We as adults are doing the same thing in this case, saying "the evidence is right there dummies, the murderer is right there dummies, can't you see".

Therefore I think the proper phrase in this case should be "Casey stop lying".
Maybe if we all chant this together three times she will stop and then we can give her a cookie!

I always wonder why swiper was in that show. Sometimes he does get it.. if they are not fast enough.. Then they hunt for the item.. again kinda goes along with what you are sayiing.

But this afternoon I asked my husband this same question.. that the op had. I am sadden by Caylee missing but also I think about the many missing children and adults, hoping they return home one day, soon.. I wish there was one channel on tv dedicated to missing children/adults...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-21-2008, 03:54 PM
Mountainmama87 Mountainmama87 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 159
I caught a news clip today of a 5yo Mexican boy who has been missing since Friday(?). He was with the father and when the mother came to pick him up from the vistitation he was not there. Dad has been charged with negligence. Hmmmmm (wow, dejavu?)...wonder where dear old dad got the idea? Wonder if the world will stop and watch for this little boy. meh...I doubt it. Unless of course dad turns out to be a handsome party scene junkie with some juicy photos for people to salivate over. It really is a sick sick world we live in...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:08 PM
PaperDoll's Avatar
PaperDoll PaperDoll is offline
When I'm Silent, I make the most sense
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The Other End
Posts: 25,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountainmama87 View Post
I caught a news clip today of a 5yo Mexican boy who has been missing since Friday(?). He was with the father and when the mother came to pick him up from the vistitation he was not there. Dad has been charged with negligence. Hmmmmm (wow, dejavu?)...wonder where dear old dad got the idea? Wonder if the world will stop and watch for this little boy. meh...I doubt it. Unless of course dad turns out to be a handsome party scene junkie with some juicy photos for people to salivate over. It really is a sick sick world we live in...
Mountainmama I agree with your post.. It's sad that this little boy isn't going to get the attention he so deserves. I have no room to talk though, I'm guilty as the next person and I'm trying to figure out why?
__________________


My posts are my opinions only, and are subject to making me look totally confused
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:22 PM
Mountainmama87 Mountainmama87 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 159
I blame a lot on the media...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
Mountainmama I agree with your post.. It's sad that this little boy isn't going to get the attention he so deserves. I have no room to talk though, I'm guilty as the next person and I'm trying to figure out why?

I am sooooo sick of our justice system (from personal experience) our media (from personal experience) and America's general attitude towards kids. Children have no rights. I am about to go out on a limb here and share a very personal experience. My daughter was molested 5 years ago while staying with a sitter who happened to be a friend at the time. Her boyfriend did it. It was 2 weeks before my daughters 5th birthday. My husband went nuts and drove to his house and beat the heck out of the guy. My husband actually faced more jail time than the molestor. The local newspaper had a field day with it and when it came to writing about my husband, he was guilty. But when writing about the molestor, it was always 'alleged'. The guy plead guilty in a plea bargain...know what he received? He was convicted of simple battery...he had a $500 fine and 12 months community service. The real topper....he went on to repeat offend and they actually called me last year to see if I would testify against him in the new case. Thankfully justice was served...as in he DIED from a heartattack before the charges ever went through. I have little to no faith in the justice system and the media's spin is disgusting. Did my husband commit a crime by beating the heck out of him? Absolutely. But my God I am so proud of that man. Thankfully I have the comfort in knowing my daughter has a protector for a father...because I found out the hard way that you damn sure cannot count on others to do it for you.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:48 PM
PaperDoll's Avatar
PaperDoll PaperDoll is offline
When I'm Silent, I make the most sense
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The Other End
Posts: 25,214
Mountainmama I'm sorry you had to go through all that. I totally understand why your husband did what he did. I don't blame him one bit. I also agree that our justice system isn't always right and I also think the media these days plays a major part in how things are run.. I also get sick and tired of the real criminal going free while the innocent pays a price.
__________________


My posts are my opinions only, and are subject to making me look totally confused
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:56 PM
sindydee sindydee is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 857
I think it's because no one can actually believe the mentality of Casey and her family and there is still (a tiny, small, minute) chance that this little girl could be alive.

I think most people just want to shake her and scream at her *why the **** wont you talk, it's your 3 YEAR OLD daughter"

Everyone has someone they love and care about. Most of us know what's right from wrong, and know without a doubt what we would do, if a loved one had "gone missing". Because of this I (and I'm sure everyone else)am having serious trouble understanding why this woman would not do everything in her absolute power to find her daughter.

That's why I am so enthralled in this particular case.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-21-2008, 05:11 PM
angelmom's Avatar
angelmom angelmom is offline
The love stays...forever in our hearts
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 7,446
Part of it is also what is being released and how much the family is talking.

Some of us have been checking up on another thread, where 9yo Mya Lyons (also beautiful and precious) was murdered just outside her home. I am at least as interested in that case as I am in Caylee's, because I have no clue who killed Mya and I have a pretty strong sense of who is responsible for Caylee's disappearance! But LE is not talking. The family did a couple of interviews and then stopped. There are not even minor news blurbs about this mysterious and tragic brutal murder.

Contrast that with Cindy and George giving interviews, tapes of visits and phone calls from the jail, footage of Casey being charged and released...it goes on and on. You could read here day and night and never catch up. Meanwhile the Mya Lyons thread is about a page long, and not for lack of looking.

I understand that LE in Mya's case does not want to release what they have, but there aren't even rumors being printed. In Caylee's case the rumors are flying! There are pictures and MySpace pages and all kinds of things to investigate.

It's not that we don't care, but that the Anthonys led a more public life than the Lyons'. There's more stuff to sleuth. So there are always responses on the threads and ideas that grow and things that get discovered.
__________________
Please help find Gerry Largay, 66, missing on the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/25...ssing-in-Maine
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-21-2008, 05:35 PM
tuppence tuppence is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 617
3 major reasons why I think this story has gotten so big

1) It has the elements of a great mystery: Casey's crazy lying and stories are fascinating. I mean she actually took LE to her made up job at Universal! The apartment hadn't been lived in months BUT there was a ZG that looked at the apt. Lot's of 'facts' provided to investigate. Plenty of Myspace drama and lots of characters + some possibility (tiny) that she will be found alive

2) Anthonys have stayed in the media providing lots of juicy/nutty comments for people to digest. Although people hate them for it I think this is the #1 reason this case as gotten the attention it has and had Caylee actually been alive could have helped her be found.

3) She's beautiful little white girl which always tends to drive more media coverage and a bigger audience relates to her (not saying this is right just that it seems to be the pattern in these cases
__________________
IMHO
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Popular Toy Recalled shwa Bizarre and Off-Beat News 4 12-07-2007 11:02 PM
Contrary to popular belief, Deer cannot fly Casshew Bizarre and Off-Beat News 2 12-11-2005 01:55 PM
Muppets take out most popular scientists award Casshew Bizarre and Off-Beat News 0 09-06-2004 08:24 AM
Suicide by train seems popular in Florida Casshew Bizarre and Off-Beat News 1 08-02-2004 02:16 PM


© Copyright Websleuths 1999-2012 New To Site? Need Help?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 AM.

Advertisements

Pre-Order Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony today!